Pitch your own NBC sitcom

According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC is desperate for new sitcom ideas and is soliciting pitches for shows to fast-track onto its primetime schedule by midseason. Help out the House of Joey, folks. Pitch your idea here, in 25 words or less (TV execs have short attention spans). Include casting suggestions. Try to stay away from suggesting shows about young singles in New York or series adapted from British shows; those wells have run dry.

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  • Jonathan

    a show about a struggling writer and his editor, trying to think of new story ideas.

    • Emma

      sounds like 30 rock

  • Eric

    Set in a senior citizen’s home, this “Scrubs”-esque show revolves around the constant, yet hilarious, clashes between the aging residents and the young exasperated staff. Interspersed with moments of heartbreak and hope, this is sure to be one touching comdey.

  • Alex

    A show about teens and staff in a Northeastern boarding school. This could give the writers an oppurtunity to go into depth with many characters and have multiple storylines.

  • Puma

    Me& My Kids or “Yeah” Eight is Enough!!
    A show about my eight kids, 3 baby mothers and me(age 39) and a soon to be ex-wife. Children Ages 9 to Nineteen
    All true.

    • sapp

      I think this would be hysterical…although I live around a lot of people in this situation.
      Good idea.

  • Danny K.

    A sitcom where age is reversed. All adults are actually kids and little kids are actually the adults. That means you’re born at 80 and die on your birthdate. It could be funny to see the structure in a home given this situation!

    • Mike

      Mork and Mindy, retard

  • EP Sato

    How about a Science Fiction Reality tv spoof?
    They cast ex members of all the campy sci fi tv shows in roles very similar to who they used to play. For example, Lexa Doig as an android, Adam Baldwin as a big mean gun toting thug, some square jawed dude as the captain, the token minority characters from the Star Trek shows, and of course, Timothy Dalton as the host of your show.
    The plot? All these people are stuck in a space ship, and they are being videotaped on their continuing mission, kind of a “Real World” meets “Curb your enthusiasm” meets “Star Trek”.
    The scthick is that the camera crew is totally expendable, and in every episode a few members of the crew (and maybe the guest stars) get killed in some gruesome manner. The cast then bumbles around for another half hour, comes up with some hair brained scheme, and that will occasionally work.
    For the pilot episode, you do a spoof of Jason X, and you work your way up from there. An episode where the Captain gets space herpes from the green skinned women of Venus. Another episode in which the Black Vulcan gets upset that there aren’t more Black people in space. In another episode, the gay android gets in a fight with “trip” from Enterprise (who guest stars as the space redneck rockabilly cowboy).
    Yo, NBC, hit me up already! My show is about nothing and I know you guys love that…

  • Santa

    I worked at a credit card bank that primarily hired people 22-30 years old. Set the sitcom in an office-space type environment surrounded by co-ed beauties that are all about social climbing. I have 5 seasons in my head already. It would have the office comedy of the movie Office Space (they even had hawaiian shirt night!) the social climbing of The Apprentice (and the comedy that would come through) with the Desperate Housewives/Melrose Place undertone of the cheating wives and husbands. Its a can’t miss!

  • Richie

    Two roommates drop out of a well-to-do college to try and create their own nightclub in an otherwise boring suburban community.

  • Jonathan Shipley

    “The Donut Hole” – a comedy ala “Ed” – where we following the trials and tribulations of odd donut shop employees and their odd customers.

  • S. Grablick

    A show based on an Advise Columnist – who actually touches on these real life situations to deliver the best solutions…It can have heart, comedy and drama, based on the question initiating each weeks advise column (content). Call it “Situation Sally” make it wholesome for families – something TV is sadly lacking in. There’s plenty out there real people need help with that doesn’t include sex…

  • Kel Varnsen

    How about a show where a guy runs an antique store, and people come in and he gets involved with their lives?
    Or even better one about a guy who coaches gymnastics at a highschool. He is married and he has a son who has no interest in gymnastics???

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  • Dave

    Comedy along the lines of Entourage but the actors/friends are struggling…with everything.

  • Christi

    A 23 year old woman graduates college planning to start teaching and stay far away from her family (300 miles). Student loans pile up and she moves back home with her mom (crazy and wants to see her married), dad (laid back but supportive), and sister (15, outgoing, and starting high school the same year her older sister is in her first year of teaching at the same school). The mix of the characters and new, uncertain situations is bound to create chaos and laughs.

  • Tom

    Stay at home mom (2 little kids). Family just moved from Southern California to a small town in the NorthEast.They moved to be close to a large extended (crazy)family.
    Cast Suggestion: Mid 30’s actress..Maybe Jennifer Anniston..

  • Curtis

    Two male best friends decide to move from their small town out to LA to try and make it in the entertainment industry. One wants to be an actor and one a musician. When they get out there they realize they can’t afford to live on their own and room up with a gay interior designer and a female model. Then the show just shows them trying to make it.

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